only trans people on the planet who get together, form organizations and travel to conferences inside and outside our nations.
Transpeople in various parts of the world are having to do so like us for the same reasons we do here in the States and Europe is no exception.
While Europe may seem like a paradise to those of us deep in red-state America, trans human rights coverage varies depending on the nation you live in.
There are some European nations in which we red-state Americans would instantly recognize the hostile faith-based negativity and repression aimed at transgender people that makes being trans just as challenging here as it can be on our side of the Atlantic.
Every two years Transgender Europe (TGEU), the umbrella organization founded in 2005 in Vienna, Austria with the mission of achieving trans equality and inclusion across Europe has been convening a Transgender European Council focused on issues specific to the European continent.
Previous TGEU Councils were held in Berlin,Germany in 2008 and Malmo, Sweden in 2010, It is the first and largest
gathering of political transgender activists in Europe that draws upwards of 200 delegates, has well known keynote speakers and panelists, workshops
and a diverse cultural program.
The TGEU Councils serve as a forum
setting the agenda for transgender politics in Europe, a celebration
of a lively continental; transgender community and handle their political business. It is during this event the General Assembly of TGEU elects its board and steering committee that formulates policy for the organization.
The 4th Annual European Transgender Council will be taking place September 7-9 in Dublin, Ireland.at Dublin City University.with the theme of 'Realizing Recognition, Respect and Equality.'
For my European TransGriot readers across the Pond (yes I have international readers, people) interested in or thinking about attending, heres a guide put together by TENI, Transgender Equality Network Ireland.
To my transbrothers and transsisters in Europe, hope you have a wonderful and productive time in Dublin next week.